Interstitial Lung Disease

The Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University was founded in 2012 and is the regional referral centre for South West Ontario. The clinic runs on a weekly basis and is supported by a Nurse Coordinator/Educator.

Patients with both ILD and pulmonary hypertension are also assessed in the ILD clinic.

The ILD clinic works closely with the Toronto Lung Transplant Program to facilitate and expedite lung transplant assessment.

Consultations for ILD cases are also available through both OTN e-Consults and Telehealth.

Research electives for Internal Medicine Residents can be arranged by contacting Dr. Mura. Research focuses include staging systems for pulmonary fibrosis, molecular diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias and nutritional assessment of patients with ILD.

Attendance in the clinic is open to students, Internal Medicine Residents, Respirology fellows and Rheumatology Fellows.

Multi-Disciplinary Discussion Rounds for ILD cases take place every 6-8 weeks at St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre with Respirologists, Chest Radiologist and Lung Pathologist in attendance.